King's Gate Primary School

Welcome to our Reception Class page, you can see photos of our learning environment, meet the staff and find out how we have fun in school . . . .scroll down to see some of our home learning and our school bubble! 


Welcome to reception!

We are very lucky to have a brand new school and so we have had the privilege to design our learning environment around the specific interests and needs of our children.  

We have designed a rich, stimulating environment using real and natural resources to encourage learning to be a multi sensory experience. 

Our children  are encouraged to be independent learners, learning through play based experiences and are encouraged to challenge themselves, ask questions and seek answers.

Come along and see us learn!

Mrs Gough

Meet The Team

Long Term Overview

Class Timetable


In our reception class we love stories; to become a good writer you need to read a lot! 

Our children were recently inspired by the story of 'Supertato'. 

On World Book Day, children came into school to discover that evil pea had kidnapped all of the vegetables!  The children had to solve the clues to help find the superheroes friends. 

Evil pea had covered the classroom in peas and evil pea posters saying 'books are rubbish' the children took down his posters and changed the wording to let evil pea know how amazing books are!


Here is our wonderful Early Years Learning Environment at King's Gate Primary school:

Awe and Wonder in Early Years...

To promote awe and wonder about our amazing world, children have the opportunity to take part in a 'WOW' science experiments.  Children are encouraged to ask questions about the world we live in, the greatest scientists in the world ask questions . . . "The important thing is to never stop asking questions" Albert Einstein.

In the learning environment we have an 'Investigation Station' where children can investigate, talk and predict with their friends.

Learning Bubbles!   . . .Here are some of the children having fun in school, we have been singing songs and playing with bubbles!

We have been so amazed by your home learning and really enjoy receiving photographs of what you have been doing...

A day in the life of Kings Gate reception!


Children come into school and hang up their self registration apples on the tree.

IMG_0310.JPG Straight onto our mini me activities: these are short activities designed to support the development of fine motor skills.


Once all of the grown ups have left, children start the day with either who's news, dough disco, squiggle while you wiggle, yoga or rock out to get them ready and enthusiastic for the day ahead!



Child Initiated Learning: this is where children choose their own learning in our environment.



Snack shack open: we love to promote independence in our class.  Children exchange their self registration apples for real money to pay for their own snack.  The snack area is set up and run by the children, teaching real life skills.






After playtime

Phonics:  children take part in phonics everyday.  We follow letters and sounds.


Marvellous maths: we follow White Rose Maths which is a play based maths curriculum for early years teaching children practical, pictoral and then abstract representations.



Storytime and then Lunchtime



In the afternoon we begin with a question for the day: some of these have concrete answers such as: what is your favourite colour?

Other questions are more abstract such as How did a tiger get his stripes?



Child Initiated Learning free flow with our indoor and outdoor learning environment.





Worship then hometime

Here are some photos of our learning so far...

Class Showcase


Here are some useful websites for Early Learning:

EYFS home a fantastic free website

This is a page written by well known EYFS professionals including practical, play based learning ideas.

Phonics Play

A great website for practising letter sounds, reading sentences and checking those keywords out!

Teach your monster to read

This is a free page to use to support your child on their phonics and reading journey.